Rumsfeld's leadership shakeup

by David Hackworth -- "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime, Bar Nothing" was the logo the legendary Col. Paddy Flint created for his crack 39th Infantry Regiment in World War II. Sadly, today's Army has more…

Stand tall or lose it all

by David Hackworth -- Another week in the Middle East even bloodier than the week before – where the Kamikaze Kids are finally being thumped by alternate realities they understand: cells or more…

Got to get tougher in a hurry

by David Hackworth -- Every week, fewer American flags are flying from cars and homes. And it becomes easier to rationalize Sept. 11 as a terrible tragedy that happened to the folks more…

Poster-boy losers

by David Hackworth -- Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the guy who saved our nation during the Civil War, probably wouldn't make major in today's Army. He was mule-skinner abrasive, enjoyed his sauce more…

Will they ever get it right?

by David Hackworth -- The Vietnam War and the current shootout in Afghanistan have a lot in common – killer terrain, nightmare weather, a determined, irregular foe with years of combat experience. more…

9-11 situation report

by David Hackworth -- It has been six months since the Kamikaze Krazies forced us into the trenches, high time for a situation report on how we're doing. Firstest with the mostest more…

Hanging out the troops to dry

by David Hackworth -- No beer for our soldiers in Deutschland – a land long famous for its brew? That's the skinny from the guys sharpening their bayonets and zeroing their tank's more…

Ghost soldiers + lies = body bags

by David Hackworth -- Saddam Hussein is burrowing deeper into his bunker. He's gotten the word that the Yanks are coming to terminate him – and his two even-crazier sons – before more…

Will Osama bring back the draft?

by David Hackworth -- A few weeks ago, I wrote in this space about the terrorist rats at Club Fed in Cuba living the good life in comparison with their American Regular more…

'Black Hawk Down' – in context

by David Hackworth -- The five-star movie "Black Hawk Down" smacks you right between the eyes with the sheer brutality of infantry combat, however magnificently portrayed by film maestro Ridley Scott. But more…